Top 10 Useless College Degrees and Classes

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Top 10 Useless College Degrees and Classes Some may argue that there's no such thing as a useless degree -- any education is a good education including many degrees from online schools and universities. However, these seemingly pointless studies may be an exception to that rule. Pay attention as we list the top 10 most useless college degrees. Text version: Coming up: 10. David Beckham studies -- Staffordshire University, UK 9. Parapsychology -- various colleges 8. Doctorate of Philosophy in Ufology -- Melbourne University 7. The Phallus -- Occidental College 6. Surfing Studies -- Plymouth / Melbourne 5. Philosophy -- various colleges 4. Queer Musicology -- UCLA 3. Star Trek -- Georgetown University in Washington 2. Golf Management -- University of Birmingham / Florida Gulf Coast University 1. Art History -- various colleges Source/Other reading:

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  • IT degrees for Americans.

    Ed T. June 29, 2018 9:29 pm Reply
  • You have to go to trade school to learn useful things

    OldOx July 3, 2018 8:08 pm Reply
  • No gender studies?

    John von Shepard July 13, 2018 10:15 pm Reply
  • Bsc in sex education.

    dhinesh aujayeb July 21, 2018 12:48 pm Reply
  • Hello yes I am a doctor of genderology

    Stephen Budders July 21, 2018 7:18 pm Reply
  • Thank you be blessed

    woo woo July 29, 2018 12:03 am Reply
  • Useless means unemployable and bad return of investment. Not actually useless by definition. Ppl just get triggered coz they don’t get the point, they just spent 100,000 learning art history and can’t get a job that pays more than $40,000 a year. Their problem.

    ugotserved911 August 8, 2018 6:31 pm Reply
  • What about PPE courses? (Philosophy,
    Politics, economics)

    Andrew August 8, 2018 7:20 pm Reply
  • Chemistry, physics, mathematics, pharmacy, nursing, biology, engineering, and education. Those are some of the degrees worth having. Basically any of the sciences, although I included education because I believe that's essential to educating young people. Gender studies and all that crap is not going to prepare students for anything. It's so un-scientific and biased that it's actually worse than useless.

    belowthepovertyline August 10, 2018 9:40 pm Reply
  • More and more this is what our tax dollars are going to. I'm OK with colleges having them, but people should pay for this kind of silliness with their own money for their personal enrichment after they've gotten a degree that actually pays their bills instead of using my money to get these degrees and then living off of my money because they can't find a job.

    Thomas Mobley August 11, 2018 4:23 pm Reply
  • lol

    xxx xandercage August 12, 2018 7:31 pm Reply
  • I just graduated in Foreign Languages (English & French Linguistics, Philology and Literature were one of the subjects I took ) so now I was thinking of taking a master course in Art History but I'd like to study something related to the Manangement of Art Works. I'm Italian by the way but I'd like to study this subject in English.

    P13r6 August 16, 2018 10:31 am Reply
  • Was with you all the way till you ripped my beloved psychology smh

    The one they call Jam August 16, 2018 4:18 pm Reply
  • Philosophy on that list? The mother of all sciences and knowledge? I can see that someone is spending too much time on memes. If you had a little grasp what philosophy is you woulddelete this video…I can feel embarrassment as I watch it. You are very misguided…
    the point of philosophy is not. getting you money…for that reaspn you can go and study some basic form of management which any stupid idiot can graduate. And then you can have your money and "happy" mediocre. so called life which is based on capitalist notion of happiness.

    Igor Jankovic August 24, 2018 11:55 am Reply
  • wow.. I can't believe Philosophy and Art history even make it into this list o.o People can dislike those two, but really they have played important roles throughout human history of developement..

    Totoro Chan August 24, 2018 9:34 pm Reply
  • Is Environmental Studies a useless degree? I am passionate about Environmental issues, however, due to some poor decisions and financial reasons, I cannot afford to take the math classes and physics classes required to pursue Environmental Science, So I thought I would try environmental studies, which incorporates science and humanities.

    James August 28, 2018 4:18 am Reply
  • Pretty much any degree with the word “Studies” at the end.

    Tony Knighten September 2, 2018 2:32 pm Reply
  • I absolutely agree with gender studies as the most useless College degree as it doesn't make any biological sense. I had to study biology in the past 3 studies throughout my secondary school education. I had to get an education in Ireland because my dad is Irish

    Terence Christle September 3, 2018 2:10 pm Reply
  • lol… Art history. At least with art classes you are learning a skill. I suppose one could argue art history would be useful for determining the validity of ancient art and preventing forgeries….

    LambeeV September 3, 2018 6:01 pm Reply
  • Philosophy is arguably THE most important topic there is in life. I think you should have prefaced your list with the premise that the only important degrees to seek are those that make a lot of money. That's a pretty shallow and immature approach.

    Paul Newcomb September 4, 2018 11:16 am Reply
  • If you get into Harvard via affirmative action and aren't a science genius, it's pretty much guaranteed you'll be shunted into one of these foofy liberal arts degrees that require no academic rigor. Guar-an-teed.

    belowthepovertyline September 8, 2018 9:23 pm Reply
  • When you allow uneducatable idiots to go to college, and as in the US, even pay for them to go, you need idiot class's. ("°women studies".."afro American studies"…"how to chew gum studies"..etc)

    Billie Johnson September 9, 2018 10:51 pm Reply
  • i got a degree in women’s panties/swimsuit studies 😄

    Thinh Phan September 10, 2018 8:45 am Reply
  • The idea of philosophy being a useless major/minor is just arrogance.

    Shisui Uchiha September 13, 2018 1:10 am Reply
  • Women studies!!!

    rabiha sabir September 13, 2018 4:05 am Reply
  • You forgot gender studies

    Ian MD September 14, 2018 9:27 pm Reply
  • Is there sexology course I could do to get into porn. 🤔 seems popular 😂

    WICKEDLEE LOOPY September 18, 2018 12:10 pm Reply
  • What did you major in, Simon? Me, I majored in partying. I gave it the old got kicked out of college try, but… They don't hand out degrees at the university of go to work, sell drugs, steal things, get caught, go to jail, get out, go to work… (Etc. etc. ad nauseam..)

    CrazyBear65 September 21, 2018 8:13 am Reply
  • The humanities have become largely irrelevant not because Plato and Shakespeare are suddenly past their expiration dates, but because university humanities departments have become thoroughly dominated by social justice warriors, with the institutions who employ them acting as willing accomplices.

    John Hall September 22, 2018 9:23 pm Reply
  • What about Lesbian Dance Theory. It’s an actual major. Search it on YouTube.

    Andy Tyler September 23, 2018 4:16 am Reply
  • I think from Ur video it is better teach how do earn money alone .bcoz u include philosophy art & host as useless study. Remember all current problem or so-called developed world is bcoz of the rejection of these useless study. 3000 years before Republic define everything about state.

    hedi Mariyappan September 30, 2018 2:56 pm Reply
  • also all astronomy, cosmology, and astrophysics studies are useless

    Mark Vincent Ordiz October 1, 2018 7:53 am Reply
  • Philosophy and art history useless? No. Some people go to college to learn rather than chase careers immediately.

    a name October 1, 2018 11:45 pm Reply
  • WRONG about Philosophy and Art history, these are fascinating, great and very useful.

    Kleopatra October 2, 2018 8:13 pm Reply
  • Art History is useless? Really? It's look like person who don't know anything about education do this list. Art Museums, Art Galleries, Fashion Designers, Architects, Art Schools, Art Universities…Everywhere they need people who finish Art History Studies! And guess what! People with Art History degrees always find a proper job. Surprise!

    girl from art school October 4, 2018 12:56 am Reply
  • Psychology is pretty useless. I'm going back to school for nursing. Actually get a big boy job.

    Seasonings2taste October 9, 2018 2:54 am Reply
  • No degree is useless that is why they are bee taught

    C. Huseyin October 15, 2018 10:48 pm Reply
  • This guy talks as if he knows these to be true

    Arturo Gomez October 17, 2018 5:02 am Reply
  • Philosphy? really?

    Zack Knutsen October 19, 2018 7:41 am Reply
  • Liberalism is killing colleges all of these courses what job can you get with a lesbian dance theory degreee a gay ballerina play director

    SENCE October 19, 2018 10:04 am Reply
  • Gender and Women studies should be in the list dude !

    Rai Sahab October 22, 2018 10:22 pm Reply
  • Humm, Philosophy and Art History are wrongfully disrespected on this list…you actually proved it by saying 'various colleges'. If they are so wide-spread they are far from useless.

    TheWinterShadow October 29, 2018 2:41 am Reply
  • Typically, any degree in liberal arts, those in humanities and other non business or technology based degrees are for the most part, not marketable in the business world.
    A few years ago then Governor of North Carolina drew the ire of NC University system spokes people when he made comments regarding what he quipped as "useless degrees". The reaction was swift and severe.
    These spokes people vehemently defended their "turf".
    Each year, US Colleges and Universities award nearly one million undergraduate degrees. That creates intense competition for a relatively small number of available jobs.
    The consequence is many college grads find acquiring employment at the corporate level( read white collar) nearly impossible to achieve.

    patersonplankrd October 31, 2018 2:41 pm Reply
  • I have a Ph.D in Gender Studies. I teach other gender studies majors. I love my job.

    Kylar Lee October 31, 2018 6:52 pm Reply
  • Wisdom is the essential substratum of all decisions. Philosophy is the study of wisdom. What could be more important than that?

    John McKay November 1, 2018 9:32 am Reply
  • #2) Golf Management is not so far fetched.  My friend's son recently graduated from a college in New York (don't remember which one) with a degree in something like Sport's Venue Management.  The last I heard, he is now in charge of all the food vendors at Yankee Stadium.  I guess somebody has to keep track of how many hotdogs, pretzels, bags of peanuts they sell per game; or how much beer they sell in a season.

    james c November 1, 2018 10:11 pm Reply
  • Realistically every degree is pointless, true some more pointless than others…

    A degree does not prove you are smart, it does not prove you are more knowledgeable in a specific subject. The only thing it actually does prove is that either you or your parents were financially secure enough to put you through a few extra years of school.

    zombie _0560 November 15, 2018 3:39 pm Reply
  • i guess it makes sense your the type of person who would chose a useless degree when you can't even realize its useless after so many people pound you with facts to prove it. just keep choosing to believe whatever reiterates your beliefs. pathetic ….

    Kisko Rass November 18, 2018 3:50 am Reply
  • Stopped listening at Philosophy.

    Scott McLean November 19, 2018 7:01 am Reply
  • Lesbian dance theory.

    Brad Keen November 20, 2018 10:11 am Reply

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